Thoracic splenosis. Case report and literature review.

Abstract

Thoracic splenosis is the autotransplantation of splenic tissue into the thoracic cavity after thoracoabdominal trauma. We report a case of thoracic splenosis in a 35-year-old woman who had had a thoracoabdominal gunshot wound 12 years earlier. A review of the literature revealed 15 cases already reported. All patients had an asymptomatic thoracic lesion… (More)

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